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Best Bets: Get a sneak peek at the new season of “Downton Abbey”

January 2, 2013 in Duluth News Tribune

When we last saw the Grantham family, it was the Christmas season of 1919 and all sorts of changes were afoot. Most significantly Lady Mary told Matthew about the scandalous, not-so-secret incident involving the Turkish (night) visitor, thus releasing herself from a blackmail marriage to the Carlisle.
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Best Bets: Retribution Gospel Choir performs at Red Star Lounge

January 2, 2013 in Duluth News Tribune

This month Retribution Gospel Choir will release its two-song album “3″ on Chaperone Records later this month before heading off on tour.
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Best Bets: Let Mike Bobbitt’s geeky comedy put a smile on your face

January 2, 2013 in Duluth News Tribune

When Mike Bobbitt was growing up, the only blood in video games was the blood on the road when a player lost at “Frogger.”
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Best Bets: 1978 animated version of “The Hobbit” at Zinema 2

January 2, 2013 in Duluth News Tribune

Before there was Bilbo Baggins in 3D cleaning up at the box office during the 2012 holiday season, there was Bilbo Baggins in animation. Zinema 2′s Saturday Morning Family Films series opens its season with the late-1970s Rankin-Bass made-for-TV production based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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Best Bets: Everything you ever wanted to know about Dr. Who

January 2, 2013 in Duluth News Tribune

Maybe your New Year’s resolution was to finally understand the ins and outs of the TARDIS.
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Best Bets: Chef’s Invitational Ice Carving Competition at Little Angie’s

January 2, 2013 in Duluth News Tribune

What’s cool in the art world? Ice art. Carvers from the Midwest will compete in the Opulent Ice Carving Competition starting at 9 a.m. Sunday at Little Angie’s Cantina in Canal Park. They will chisel away at two ice blocks and compete for prizes.
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Best Bets: Last chance to take in some holiday entertainment!

December 19, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

There still is time to sneak in some of the holiday fare playing on local stages. Pick your candy cane-flavored poison:
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Best Bets: Rose Ensemble holiday show at Sacred Heart

December 19, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

The Twin Cities-based vocal group Rose Ensemble performs its holiday show today at Sacred Heart Music Center. “Vamos A Belen!” features music from Colonial Latin America.
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Best Bets: Celebrate the end of the world with Twin Ports doomsday concerts

December 19, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Is it the end of the world as we know it? Not according to News Tribune astronomy blogger Astro Bob. But that doesn’t mean musicians can’t join forces for rock ‘n’ roll shows just in case. There are at least three doomsday concerts to choose from:
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Best Bets: Grammy-nominated trio performs traditional Scandinavian holiday music

December 19, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

A trio of Grammy Award-nominated musicians from Washington, D.C., will present traditional Scandinavian holiday music at Sacred Heart Music Center. Andrea Hoag, Loretta Kelley and Charlie Pilzer have performed at dances and concerts for more than 25 years and have been featured on “All Things Considered,” “Performance Today” and “A Prairie Home Companion.”
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